By JEFF HENDERSON, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness, July 26, 2023.
As the hiring gap in law enforcement widens, agencies must find innovative solutions to maintain the experience and wisdom of their seasoned officers. Artificial intelligence is one solution being explored to transfer this critical knowledge.
Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.
Police Commander Jeff Henderson started his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Woodland Police Department in Woodland, California. During his time at the Woodland Police Department, he worked many different assignments, which included: patrol, bicycle patrol, D.A.R.E., and Honor Guard. He was a firearms instructor for 13 years and on the SWAT team for 14 years. He was a field training officer for 12 years and a school resource officer for five years. In November 2013, he lateralled to the Suisun City Police Department, where he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. During his time at the Suisun City Police Department, he worked patrol and was the department range master and Glock armorer. Additionally, he was the Preliminary Alcohol Screening device coordinator, taught building search tactics, and was the cadet coordinator. He lateralled and was promoted to lieutenant for the Oakdale Police Department in 2019. He served as the support service division commander, managing dispatch, investigations, property and evidence, and animal control. He returned to the Suisun City Police Department in May 2021 with a promotion to the position of police commander. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration.